“Computers are useless. They only give you answers.”
–Pablo Picasso, painter, 1964
“The silicon chip will transform everything, except everything that matters, and the rest will still be up to us.”
–Bernard Levin, journalist, 1978
Check the dates on these quotes. What has changed since? What has remained the same? What are they getting at? Would people have said the same things about the abacus?